While many Americans spent the summer of 2016 enraptured by the presidential election and the Rio Olympics, thousands dealt with (and are still recovering from) a tremendous tragedy, as they were hit with the worst disaster in the U.S. since Hurricane Sandy: the catastrophic flooding in Louisiana.
The massive storm struck southern Louisiana in August and dropped three times as much rain on the state than Hurricane Katrina did in 2005.
And among the natural disaster’s victims was the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank, which distributes 10 million pounds of food each year free of charge. The damage to the food bank was especially devastating because the Baton Rouge community leans …